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    Canadian North Names First Inuk CEO

      Canadian North, an Inuit-owned airline, has named Shelly De Caria as Canadian North’s first Inuk president and CEO. Born and raised in Kuujjuaq, Québec, De Caria’s journey exemplifies Canadian North’s core values and dedication to community engagement. Prior to joining Canadian North, she significantly contributed to Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, advocating for Canada’s Inuit population. At Canadian North, she has been a driving force in developing comprehensive community investment programs, focusing on education, sport, nutrition, and mental health. Her leadership, built over a…

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    New Fund to Grow Indigenous Tourism

      The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) and tourism leaders from Westjet, Airbnb and Rocky Mountaineer, have launched the Indigenous Tourism Destination Fund (ITDF). The ITDF is expected to be a game changer for Indigenous tourism in Canada — both as a way to invest in the continued growth of the industry and as a model for the development of Indigenous tourism, Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs worldwide. It will also bring ITAC one step closer to its ambitious goal…

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  • Red Deer Resort & Casino Opens

      Red Deer Resort & Casino has completed the expansion of its new casino, offering a first-of-its-kind gaming experience in central Alberta. As central Alberta’s leading hotel and conference centre, Red Deer Resort & Casino features 241 unique guestrooms, 15 modern meeting rooms, a sprawling conference centre that covers 53,000 square feet, and now a groundbreaking casino that promises to reshape local entertainment. “The completion of the casino is a major milestone for us and the City of Red Deer,”…

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    Tourism Strategy Program Launched

      Destination Canada has launched a new pilot project called the Tourism Corridor Strategy Program, which aims to accelerate the intentional development of tourism corridors or clusters of tourism assets across Canada. In partnership with a variety of stakeholders across provincial and territorial boundaries, this collaborative project will benefit not only the communities and destinations involved but will also bolster Canada’s competitiveness by giving visitors more reasons to travel to new regions across Canada. A corridor is a geographic region or…

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    Destination Canada Launches New Portals to Encourage Domestic Travel

    Destination Canada has launched two new portals to encourage domestic travel, which is the key to the recovery and revitalization of Canada’s tourism industry. The Canadian Packages Portal showcases Canadian tour packages across each province and territory, featuring built-out itineraries for domestic travellers to explore and experience the best of Canada. This new portal will support tour operators by providing access to an engaged audience through the Keep Exploring page, which will lead to conversion and bookings. Content will be…

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